This week we celebrate Memorial Day. So allow me to share some thoughts about it.
Memorial Day is not just about sales and three days off work weekend. Many traditions have been lost over the years that neglect to remind us of this truly important day of Remembrance. Established in 1868, Memorial Day serves as a day to remember those that died while serving our nation. The official moment of remembrance is at 3:00pm, where all Americans are intended to reflect upon the sacrifices and true purpose of this day.
3:00 PM on Memorial Day is the “National Moment of Remembrance”.
President Clinton established the “National Moment of Remembrance” in 2000 to give everyone a chance to reflect on the true purpose and sacrifices that should be honored on Memorial Day.
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, take a moment to pray and think about our fallen heroes during this time.
Formally known as “Decoration Day”, Memorial Day is a time to visit and pay respects to the graves of those who sacrificed so much for our freedom. American flags, flowers, and other items can be left at the tombstone of family members or friends who died serving in any American war.
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